Location Focus Archives

Industry Focus: Ports & FTZs – Drivers For Commerce And Trade

Goods being loaded into carts at a port.

Foreign-trade zones are playing a greater role in development efforts geared to increased imports and exports.

Location Focus: Illinois – Trying To Make Headway In Every Way

Arlington Downs

The Land of Lincoln is pulling out all the stops in the name of economic progress.

Location Focus: The Carolinas – Growth Climate Warms In The Carolinas

Pat McCrory

Numerous new projects have been drawn to North and South Carolina, where the welcome mat has been set out for innovators and manufacturers across a wide range of industries.

Location Focus: New York – The Empire State Leverages Its Strengths

New York Air Brake recently expanded total employment to 466 and made significant capital investment in new machining centers, testing equipment and other improvements at its Watertown facility. (Photo: Development Authority of the North Country.)

New York is leveraging its world-class higher education system with an aggressive incentives program geared to business startups.

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of America”

Rendering of Hoosier Energy’s new LEED headquarters building under construction in Bloomington, Indiana. (Credit: Hoosier Energy)

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.

STATE FOCUS: Lassoing Jobs In Texas

Hands-on training at Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. (Credit: Lubbock EDA.)

Low taxes, tort reform, a growing population and the availability of a skilled workforce are tough to beat when
the Lone Star State competes for new jobs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

STATE FOCUS: Florida – Let The Sun Shine

Southwest view of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Photo: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.)

The recession of 2008 left Florida overcast economically for years. Looks like it may be time to break out the shades. From the July/August 2013 issue.